Audubon Swamp Garden, Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina| Map |
Kids will probably find the Audubon Swamp Garden a magical place bustling with wildlife. Situated on the grounds of the Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, the 60-acre swamp garden was originally used as a freshwater reserve for the rice fields. Now it’s a wetland habitat with a network of trails and boardwalks so visitors can view a range of creatures. Each year, hundreds of egrets, herons, and other waterfowl nest within feet of the walking path. Wood platforms have been built at various locations in the water to allow alligators an easy way to sun. In addition to the American Alligators, yellow-bellied sliders and turtles also use these platforms. The most common mammals seen are marsh rabbits.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
For an interesting sight, families should look for marsh rabbits floating in the Audubon Swamp Garden. Marsh rabbits can swim and they jump in the water when feeling threatened. They float submerged with only their eyes and nose exposed.
Address: Charleston, South Carolina| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 :30 pm More Info
Price: Admission: $8; Children 5 and under: Free More Info